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Carrie Bradshaw Is Coming to the CW... As a High School Senior

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If you ever wondered what a Sex and the City x Babysitters Club x The Warriors mash-up would look like, you are about to be enlightened. The Carrie Diaries—a Candace Bushnell-penned Sex and the City prequel set in the early '80s—has been picked up by the CW, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and will soon be coming to a TV near you.

Buschnell's young adult novel has not made it onto our nightstands, but the Reporter kindly recapped the basic themes for us: look forward to meeting Carrie as a senior in high school where "she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan." There is also a boyfriend named Sebastian Kydd and a frenemy named "Donna LaDonna."

It's worth noting here that the Manhattan of the early '80s was a far cry from the glitzy, cosmo-swilling Manhattan of the Sex and the City era. Whatever shenanigans 17-year-old Carrie got up to, she was doing it against a far grittier backdrop than anything we've seen in a teen-friendly CW show in the past.

On the other hand, maybe this explains why Carrie never takes the subway.
· Live Feed: CW Pilots [The Hollywood Reporter]
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